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What is Amicus?

Amicus is a multifuntion development system inspired by the world famous Arduino board, however, the Amicus board uses a Microchip PICmicrotm microcontroller instead of an Atmel AVRtm type.

The Amicus Hardware is an open design, the schematics and design data are available for download FREE of charge. Amicus Software is FREE to download and is NOT LIMITED in funtionality.

What does the name Amicus mean ?
The name Amicus derives from the Latin word Amici, meaning friend. An Amicus is a person who speaks or performs on your behalf. The Amicus18 board will become your best friend, allowing a freedom to perform tasks that you never dreamed possible.


Amicus is supported by an integrated development environment (AMICUS IDE). The Amicus18 IDE provides the user with

a PIC BASIC source code editor- with colour syntax highlighter
a Compiler - Microchip's MPASM provides full compatibility with Microchip debugging tools
Programer - build automation tools for programming the Amicus Board

The Amicus18tm IDE has been designed to maximize programmer productivity by providing highly integrated and intuitive interface to the tools required to develop on the Amicus 18 hardware. The Amicus IDE provides many features for authoring, modifying, compiling, deploying and debugging yourn programmes. Your program can be compiled while being written, providing instant feedback on syntax errors. This results in an uninterrupted workflow from writing the program code through compiling to downloading the program to the Amicus hardware.

Comprehensive documentation and a helpful and freindly support environment, make using Amicus18 an easy and enjoyable expierience for beginners and seasoned programmers.


Extension boards add funtionality to the Amicus, these boards are known as shields. A shield is a PCB that fits over the Amicus board and provides extra functionality, such as Ethernet, Motor control, LCD, Smartcard, GPS, GSM etc…

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